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write down

verb

Definition of write down

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to record in written form

  3. 2 a :  to depreciate, disparage, or injure by writing b :  to reduce in status, rank, or value; especially :  to reduce the book value of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to write so as to appeal to a lower level of taste, comprehension, or intelligence



Examples of write down in a sentence

  1. <a company forced to write down its assets>

  2. <write down what you remember about that day>



1588

First Known Use of write down

1588


Law Dictionary

write down

transitive verb

Legal Definition of write down

wrote down

written down

writing down

  1. :  to reduce the book value of (an asset) <write down accounts receivable>

write–down

\ˈrīt-ˌdau̇n\ play noun




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